If it's true, as he says, I am driven

If it's true, as he says, I am driven
by a noble limitless eagerness
whose ends I believe in so strongly I
disregard our weak conquered flesh as vile,

would you perceive someone as in error
who's sheltered from the dark by a circle
of endless radiance, but that you think
her light is frail mortal tinsel, a dream?

But I know my husband is in this light;
he calls to me with a sweet voice, expects
from my nature and art courageous acts;

so I distance myself from his friends who
care for me, and tenderly, sans restraint,
address the man who can open my heart.
An image of the Italian text from Visconti's 1840 edition
V CLXXI:331. From B A2:40:75. Key

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